News Roundup: August 30, 2020

August 30, 2020

By Eric Payne, NGA Manager of Communications

NGA Announces FDA’s Frank Yiannas to Address Atendees at Virtual Executive Conference in September

Yiannas, the current Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response at the FDA, will speak about the future of food safety and government regulation.

Additionally, Jonathan Mayes, Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer at Albertsons Cos., will speak on the importance of diversity in the workplace and how it can be achieved.

Held virtually September 22-25, NGA’s Executive Conference is a new and unique event designed for CEOs and their leadership teams to explore innovative ways to increase profitability and enhance business opportunities among other industry leaders.

Register for the conference by clicking HERE.

ShopRite Legend Archie Fagan Retires

For nearly 25 years, Archie Fagan has been a familiar face at ShopRite of Flemington, cheerfully greeting customers and often serving as an inspiration for the community.

Fagan wanted to continue working at ShopRite; however, he was forced to retire due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the risk to his health was too great.

“We respect and support Archie’s decision to take a step back from his work. He is a wonderful ambassador for our Flemington store, veterans groups and all of Hunterdon County,” Joseph Colalillo, president of ShopRite of Hunterdon County, said. “Admired by so many for his service to our country and spirited approach to work and life, Archie inspires us all to do more and make an impact in people’s lives.”

Fortunately, an organization in New Jersey has stepped in to help Fagan and his family with their monthly expenses. While his days at ShopRite may be over, his impact on the organization – and the community as a whole – will continue.

Learn more from here.

Save Mart Companies ‘Round Up the Change’ Program Helps American Red Cross Fire Relief Efforts

The wildfires in California have devastated the community and Save Mart Companies, and their customers, are stepping up to assist the American Red Cross Fire Relief’s efforts at providing shelter, meals and other services.

Hal Levitt, Save Mart SVP of Retail Operations, said the following about the program:

“This is a quick and easy way for our shoppers to help support the heroic work being done by the American Red Cross in communities throughout California ravaged by the active wildfires. The Save Mart Companies is dedicated to helping the communities in which we serve and the “Round Up The Change” fundraiser allows us to help our friends, family members and neighbors in their time of need.”

Learn more from the Richmond Standard here.